Ajax, Lyon, and now maybe Porto. If we go out there that will be three straight failures in the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo on the team. Let’s hope this year's campaign doesn’t come to another premature end.
Szczesny 6 - shot-stopping is the Pole’s forté and it’s very apparent that playing with the ball at his feet is not. As long as he keeps things simple at the back he will have a fine game.
Cuadrado 6.5 - he will attack, attack some more and attack even more. His end product may not be quality every time but he will put in quite a few good chance crosses.
Bonucci 5.5 - need him against Porto to help break through Porto’s press. I think he’ll have a good game in possession. His big-game experience will aid this team as well.
Chiellini 6 - these are the matches where Chiellini shows his ultimate warrior traits. Our leader will see us through.
Alex Sandro 5 - he will get subbed out early for Bernardeschi. He won’t have a great game.
Chiesa 7 - the Fede Express will be open and chugging all night. This guy knows the true Juve spirit and will try his absolute best to see us through.
Arthur 5.5 - I’m a bit skeptical Arthur will do as well as he normally does. Didn’t look great in his cameo and I believe that he hasn’t totally overcome his injury.
Rabiot 5.5 - had an above-average game against Lazio. He needs to emulate and grown from that match. I don’t think he’ll be as effective because He doesn’t make forward runs in Europe. Rabiot is at his best when he makes runs into the attacking third to support the front line.
McKennie 5.5 - he is the most skilled guy and we need the most skill to break down a stingy Porto squad. He will come off for Ramsey at some point and pretty early if we haven’t scored yet.
Morata 6.5 - if he’s almost 100% I think he’ll have an excellent game. He will occupy the CB’s and allow Chiesa and Ronaldo more space.
Ronaldo 8.5 - it’s his night. Watch and bask in his, ultimately our glory.
Pirlo 6 - good tactical change against Lazio. He’s growing as a rookie coach. If we’re still not back in it later on in the game Pirlo won’t make a panic move but his playing experience will help him make the right moves.
Juventus 4-1 Porto
Goals (Ronaldo 2, Morata, Cuadrado)
Assists (Chiesa, Cuadrado, Ramsey)